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made for a first down. >> golden debut. this morning the city is buzzing about robert griffin iii. hear from the rookie on his first game as a red skin. and the comment that mitt romney made that is getting a lot of attention this morning. good morning. welcome to "news 4 today." i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. we have a sweater alert for you. temperatures took a big dip. some of us waking up to temperatures in the 40s. storm 4 meteorologist tom kierein back with us this week and brought us cooler weather. heading off to school, going to need jeans and a sweatshirt. that's for the teachers. they're dressing down lately. and students too. you're going to need to layer up a bit this morning, a chill in the air. that's a live view from our satellite and radar. storm team 4 looking down upon us there from space showing a clear sky, thanks to high pressure that is pushed in over the last 24 hours.
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right now it's only in the 40s these areas in blue. west virginia, western maryland, and central shenandoah valley. these dark green areas, the low 50s. that includes most of virginia, most of maryland, and the eastern shore. right near the bay waters, the lighter greens are the 60s right on the tidal potomac. a cool 61 by 7:00 a.m. we'll still be chilly. not a lot of wind, generally 5 to 10 miles an hour in the 50s. by noontime, wind picking up a little bit, gusting to around 20 to 25 miles an hour. highs reaching upper 70s. the winds blustery by midafternoon. sunrise 6:45. sunset 7:24. i'm back in ten minutes with another hometown forecast. a look at your first 4 traffic now. good morning, mike. >> thank you, tom. things looking great on the beltway. no serious problems on the inner or outer loop. big problem on southbound 295 at 410/riverdale road. accident has traffic squeezing by to the right. we're seeing significant delays.
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here we are at chopper 4. traffic is just squeezing by now. really on the right shoulder. delays begin just after the beltway. it will take you all the way to 410. after that, things smooth up. as you can see, very big backup right now because of this accident southbound 295 at 410. aaron, eun? >> thank you, mike. new this morning, a man is in the hospital after being shot along rhode island avenue in northeast washington. the shooting happened around 10:00 near the rite-aid store. we're told a man was shot in the leg. he was taken to the hospital. his name and condition are not being released at this time. so far no arrests have been made. while you were sleeping, the u.s. military handed over control of bagram prison to the afghan government. that handover ceremony happened early this morning north of kab kabul. the prison holds 3,000 detainees, including members of the taliban and terrorists. the president hamid karzai called it a big step for afghan
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sovereignty. mitt romney has repeatedly said, if elected, he plans to repeal the president's health care law. but in an interview with david gregory, he said he'd like to keep parts of the president's health care plan. >> there's a number of pieces of health care reform i'm going to put in place. one is to make sure that preexisting conditions get coverage. two is to have the marketplace allow coverage for families to cover their children to whatever age they like. and also would like for individuals to be able to buy health insurance on their own as opposed to getting it on a tax advantaged basis through the company. >> romney feels a voucher program will help medicare and make the program more cost efficient. got to give him a hug. look at that. look at that. >> yeah. >> not something you see every day. president obama got a bit of a surprise during a visit to a florida pizzeria. the owner, 46-year-old scott
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manduzer, was so excited to see the president, he gave him a great big bear hug, lifted him off the ground. he's a registered republican, believe it or not. the president ordered several pies and threw a pizza party for a local campaign office. i did read he cleared it with the secret service before he picked up the president of the united states. >> i was wondering about that. as the days tick down to the general election, both president obama and mitt romney bringing in big bucks. the president slightly outraised romney in august, bringing in $114 million. the republican nominee raised $111 million. he had outraised president obama in the three previous months. this was the third straight month romney raised more than $100 million. congress will return to work offer a five week vacation. lawmakers head back to capitol hill with a laundry list of bills to consider. topping the list is the bush era tax cuts set to expire at the end of the year. the other is a farm bill that will give millions to loans and
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grants. the money will help those affected by the devastating drought this summer. that bill also includes funding for food stamp programs. robert griffin iii making quite a first impression on the nfl. rg3 threw two touchdown passes in his redskins debut yesterday, led the burgundy and gold to a 40-32 win over the saints. he was the only one of five rookie quarterbacks who played yesterday to actually win his game. now, what impressed so many redskins fans is rg3's poison and off the football field. our own dan hellie was in new orleans for the game and caught up with the rookie star. >> reporter: it really was a masterful performance by the redskins here in new orleans last night. the defense delivered against drew brees, and robert griffin iii walked on water. well, not quite, but he did do everything else. a couple of touchdown passes and 320 yards in his nfl debut. he's also the first rookie qb to lead his offense to 40 points
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since 1950. you seem so comfortable out there, so poised. that's what all the other guys are talking about. was there a welcome to the nfl moment? were there butterflies? >> there were butterflies. the one thing i tried to make sure i did this week was keep my mind clear, know what i had to go out and do, and be myself. have fun, don't stress about it, don't try to prove anything to anyone. i leaned on the other guys this week, especially in this game, to do their jobs and make sure they're where they're supposed to be, and everyone shows up. >> robert not only executed the offense, he only had two or three plays that are off balance that only a great athlete can make. a guy that has his type of talent. hopefully, we can keep on getting better and better. this is obviously a kickoff force. >> reporter: so number 10 leads the redskins to ten points in every quarter. something about that for the burgundy and gold sounds good for, i don't know, the next decade or so.
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we would be remiss if we didn't talk about the other rookie, alfred morris, who had 96 rushing yards and two touchdowns to go along with robert griffin iii's big game down in the big easy. >> does mike shanahan ever get excited? is >> i think his job is to say, listen, the fans are obviously excited, but we've got to think about the next game. >> you could tell he was happy, but you couldn't really see it looking at him. >> i know he's celebrating on the inside. we're celebrating on the outside. 6:07. ahead, the nationals like you've never seen them before. the story behind this picture. >> we're just going to keep showing that, huh? plus out of nowhere, the big question about a piece of an airplane that fell into somebody's yard. [ romney ] this president can ask us to be patient.
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this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message.
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nasa is launching a mission to celebrate the nation's greatest mysteries. why are salty oceans becoming saltier and fresh water becoming fresher? they're heading into the north atlantic to track the issue. they'll look the at the salinity of the water there. many oceanographers believe that climate change is to blame for that phenomena. >> i'm glad there's researchers and oceanographers who do that kind of work. >> and they understand the importance of that kind of thing. >> i wonder what the man was doing with the bucket, maybe getting water for his kid. >> probably not salt water. 6:11, time for weather and traffic on the ones. look at that. >> that's what storms will do for you. >> deep turquoise glow over the potomac on this monday morning,
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a delightful start to the day. it is chilly. if you're just about to head out the door going to the bus stop, you're going to need a light jacket. we're down into the 50s. hometown forecast, centerville in fairfax county, still in the mid-50s with bright sunshine. bright and sunny by the lunch hour. noontime in the 70s. hour by hour throughout the region, we'll be upper 70s by midafternoon with lots of sun, just a few clouds coming through. winds gusting 20 to 25 miles an hour. i'm back with the seven day outlook in ten minutes. mike is in for danella with your traffic. good morning, mike. >> good morning, tom. looking good on the beltway. we have serious problems now, dealing with an accident, southbound 295 at 410/riverdale road, traffic is just squeezing by. we're sing delays that begin just before the beltway. taking a live look at chopper 4, you can see traffic just squeezing by on the shoulder. accident eastbound 26 at 153 on the shoulder. we have a bit of a delay approaching the scene.
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6:12 is your time. on the eve of the anniversary of 9/11, some raising concerns about the cost of the ground zero memorial. and next hundreds of thousands of kids waking up this morning with nowhere to go. the labor fight shutting down
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police in florida investigating the death of an officer in a presidential mot motorca motorcade. bruce st. laurent, the 20-year veteran, was part of the advance team for the president's visit to florida. white house press secretary jay carney said thoughts and prayers are with the officer's family. parents in chicago waking up and not would deriwondering wha their children today. the teachers are on strike. >> almost 30,000 public school teachers and support staff will go on staff. this is after talks between the teachers and school district failed. the chicago teachers union made the announcement late last night. while they were close to negotiating teacher pay, health benefits, and teacher evaluations remain sticky subjects. mayor rahm emanuel says the strike is unfair to the city's students. union leaders say it was a difficult decision. >> to reach an agreement that will prevent a labor strike.
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this is a difficult decision and one we hoped we could have avoided. throughout these negotiations, we've been made hopeful but determined. we must do things differently. >> this morning teachers are fired up, classrooms are closed, and parents are hoping community organizations will offer programs for the students during the day. officials say they'll open some schools so kids can eat breakfast and lunch. many students, keep in mind, are on free meal plans. just to give you an idea how big the impact is going to be, with nearly 400,000 students, chicago's district is the third largest in the country. reporting live in the news room, angie goff, news 4. 17 after the hour now. a former navy s.e.a.l. who was part of the raid to kill osama bin laden is talking about what happened. he wrote the book "no easy day" using the pseudonym mark owen. he was on the helicopter that crashed in pakistan in may 2011.
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he was also the second man that entered bin laden's bedroom. owen spoke to "60 minutes" in a disguise, using makeup to alter his face. his voice was also altered. he says 24 men trained for the mission in north carolina. >> this was absolute ly not a kill only mission. it was made very clear to us throughout our training for this that, hey, if given the opportunity, this is not an assassination. you will capture him alive if feasible. >> the pentagon is considering legal action against owen, claiming the book contained classified information. owen says nothing in the book compromised u.s. safety or security. the federal government expects to recognize that workers and those living near ground zero following the 9/11 attacks developed cancer as a result. the national institute for occupational safety and health will announce the findings this week.
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cancer is just one of the diseases covered in the james zedroga act named after a detective who died at the age of 34 after working at ground zero. about 400 residents and rescue workers have died of cancer since 9/11. tomorrow marks 11 years since those 9/11 terror attacks. the controversy over how expensive it is to operate the memorial and museum in new york city. officials estimate it will take $60 million a year to proit the world trade center memorial and museum. most of the cost is for airport type security at the site. the museum is supposed to bring in most of that money, but it's not complete. they're asking congress to help with those operating expenses. there's a guy in washington state who had quite a surprise waiting for him in his front yard when he got home. officials say a landing gear door was in his front yard when he arrived home.
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it missed a parked car by just a few feet. luckily, no one got hurt when the door hit the ground. >> came back to turn into my driveway, and there was part of an airplane sitting here. >> and the big part landed right behind that red car over there. >> some of the neighbors say they heard a low flying plane overhead just moments before the door landed. at least one person broke off a piece of that door. they say they're keeping it for a souvenir. today maryland will honor its olympic heroes in baltimore. michael phelps will be among the athletes selling arbitrated. governor martin o'malley will help lead the ceremony. the paralympic games just wrapped up yesterday in london. it appears some of the nationals rookies really wanted to compete in the olympics. from the looks of things, they were not interested in playing baseball. here it is, check it out. the ball players in leotards. yes, this was part of the nats annual rookie hazing ritual. pitcher gio gonzalez tweeted
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these pictures of the rookies. poor guys. they dressed in the likes of the u.s. olympic gymnastics team. this is probably more embarrassing than last year's rookies went through, though, they had to dress up like smurfs is. i would agree. i would prefer to be a smurf. >> they look like they're doing it in good fun. good sports for sure. >> you take one for the team. >> time for weather and traffic on the ones. >> should have given us a spoiler alert on that. now it's stuck in my brain the rest of the day. good morning. something landed in our yards overnight, autumn. it's arrived this morning. it's in the 40s in western maryland. in blue western parts of the shenandoah valley. closer to washington, dark green areas, the 50s. we're in the 50s through much of virginia, maryland, eastern shore. reagan national at 61. storm team 4 four-day forecast later today, lots of sun, few clouds building during the afternoon with a blustery wind. highs reaching the upper 70s.
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wind diminishing tonight, down to near 50 by dawn tomorrow. lots of sun, low humidity, a bit milder on wednesday and thursday. lots of sun. cool in the mornings. afternoon highs, low 80s. still not very humid. as we look at the seven-day outlook into the weekend, may have building clouds saturday, saturday night, and sunday. might produce showers saturday night and sunday as the front sweeps through. i'm back in ten minutes. breaking news now with traffic trouble around the region. we are dealing with a bit of a slowdown on the outer loop after 95. the big problem is on 295 southbound accident at 410/riverdale road has traffic squeezing by to the right. let's take a live look at chopper 4. you can see traffic is squeezing by on the shoulder. delays begin before the beltway, and it's a very big slowdown. also slow eastbound 66. incident 123 has been moved to the shoulder. we're seeing very heavy delays at the fairfax county parkway. about a 17-minute ride from 286
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to the beltway at 36 miles an hour. >> thank you, mike. right after the break, for anyone else, it is a dream vacation, but for the royal couple, it's a business trip.
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breaking news overseas in afghanistan. the taliban threatened to kill prince harry. they describe the 27-year-old as a high value target, and they will make efforts to shoot or kill him. officials say harry did not want any royal treatment during the mission. his first tour was back in 2008. it was kept secret because of security concerns. the duke and duchess of cambridge are heading out today on their second international tour as a married couple. prince william and kate will spend the next ten days in southeast asia and the south pacific. the trip is part of the queen's diamond jubilee. the couple will spend time in singapo singapore, malaysia, the solomon islands and tuvalu. that's one of the most remote
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inhabited spots on the globe, about halfway between hawaii and australia. ahead, a fancy feature for the iphone that only some people will be able to use.
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are you excited? rg3 wowed everybody. maybe only the ones who areot surprised are his teammates.
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what they're saying about pulling off the big upset in the big easy. good morning, everybody. welcome back to "news 4 today." i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. a lot of people spent their sundays cleaning up, and there is still work to be done. a live report from the neighborhood hit the hardest in just a moment. >> first off, it is cool out there this morning. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein live on the storm team 4 weather deck. you kept your jacket on this morning. i have to. it's in the 50s right now. under the clear sky, you can see the crescent moon, and the bright spot below the moon is venus this morning. a beautiful start to the day. sunrise about 15 minutes away, and temperatures around the region are chilly. just in the mid-50s in northwest washington and 50s much of the region, thanks to high pressure pushing in out of the north and west that's going to be with us here. a huge area of clear, dry air will be over our region throughout much of the rest of the day today and throughout much of the week ahead. temperatures right now in the
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50s to upper 40s in a few places around the shenandoah valley. out of the moun tatains hour by hour today at 8:00 a.m., we'll still be around 60 degrees. winds will pick up by later this morning. could have gusts 20 to 25 miles an hour noontime, and during the afternoon just a few clouds racing through. otherwise, a beautiful autumn-like day with highs reaching upper 70s by midafternoon. sunset at 7:24. hometown forecast in ten minutes. >> good morning, tom. a bit of a good news/bad news situation on 295. incident at southbound 295 at 410 has been moved out of the way on riverdale road, but look at the backups with chopper 4. delays beginning in green dale on bbw parkway. taking a live look at hyattstown. slow traffic on the right-hand
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side, and once you get to the 270, things looking good. from 270 to 95, a ten-minute ride on the inner loop. this morning residents across the d.c. area are still cleaning up after this weekend's powerful storms. news 4's megan mcgrath live in rece reston with some of the damage there. megan? >> reporter: good morning. we're on south shore road. this is a neighborhood with very tall, very mature trees, and a number of those trees came crashing down during the storm. just look at the mess. this huge pile of broken limbs here. a lot of cleanup work that needs to be done in this neighborhood. you can see that some of the trees came tumbling down, crashing on top of cars. we have damage to a number of homes in the area. this carport here collapsed when a tree fell on top of it. you can see there's a car underneath there as well. lots of work to be done here
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today. all in all, residents consider themselves to be fortunate because no one was hurt. >> the free came twisted off, came to the carport, crashed over the top. just did a lot of damage. no one got hurt. we're lucky. >> reporter: now, at the height of all of this, there were thousands of people who were without power, happy to report that a lot of progress has been made. most people are back on line. they have their electricity back. there are just minimal out geag being reported at this point. in terms of the cleanup effort, lots of work still to be done. a lot of trees, a lot of debris, a lot of assessments being made on houses that were damaged as well. a big day for people in this neighborhood as they figure out what they need to do next to get their lives back to normal and get their houses repaired. reporting live in reston, megan mcgrath, news 4. >> reporte trouble with the intercounty
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connector. trouble on the icc. they insist the icc is safe, but the cracks need to be fixed so they last as long as they're supposed to last. the contractors who built the $2.4 billion roadway will have to pay for those repairs. one contractor is disputing the findings. >> d.c. holds a public hearing. the commission and d.c. council will decide later this month. the city will decide whether to implement new regulations for the can be company and online imitators. that includes setting uber's price at five times the minimum of taxis. many say the sedans will pick up and drop off in areas the taxis won't. another public hearing will be held next week. the redskins are now 1-0 after their upset win over the saints. some of the players have a chip on their shoulder too. they don't appreciate being called the underdogs going into their season opener. >> it was just a little bit of frustration.
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we're a big underdog coming into this game. we know it will be tough. they're a great football team that present a the lot of different challenges for you. especially from a defense standpoint. >> i'm reading things we're the sure bet to lose. if you've got to pick one loser, you pick the redskins in new orleans. that just fuels us. >> the big win may forever be known as robert griffin iii's first nfl game, and we'll hear from rg3 later this hour. what an amazing game. so happy for him. hope he enjoys the celebration. 6:36 is our time. coming up this morning, the must have toy this year may not be a toy at all. what toys 'r us is expected to announce today. [ romney ] this president can ask us to be patient.
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this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk.
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the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message.
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welcome back. a new study says there are no long term problems to sleep training an infant. researchers in australia followed children who were sleep trained as infants. that's where parents used special techniques to get children to sleep on their own. not only did children and mothers sleep better after completing the program, they also had better mental health than parents and children who did not complete a sleep program. >> have you tried any? >> listen, i tried to sleep train with my kids. i will admit here on tv. >> what does that mean?
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just let them cry it out. >> there are different methods. some you cry them out. some you hold them, pat them, put them back in the crib. i'm too wimpy. didn't work out for me. just saying. >> 6:41 is our time right now. what will work out for a lot of folks today is this autumn like weather we're getting. 57 degrees outside our studios. a beautiful sunrise on tap. tom kierein? i'm still warming up from being outside. it's a bit chilly. there's a bit of a breeze in the air too. sunrise this morning is at 6:45. it is down just into the low 50s throughout much of the region. down in the 40s in some areas of west virginia and western maryland. arlington, fairfax, prince george's counties, low to mid-50s. much of d.c. in the 50s this
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morning. right near the bay waters, low and mid-60s. riverdale and prince george's county, hometown forecast by 8:00 or so. this morning only around 60 degrees at the bus stops. bright and sunny. by noontime for your lunch hour, you can shed your jacket. it will be around 70 with bright sunshine in a blue sky. few clouds popping up later this afternoon hour by hour into the afternoon. we'll be climbing into the upper 70s by midafternoon. late afternoon, the wind should diminish under a clear sky, back down to the low 70s. by then an even colder tomorrow morning. we'll talk about that, your seven day outlook, and cool photos i took over the weekend. that will be in ten minutes. now breaking traffic news. good morning, mike. >> many go, tom. things looking good on the beltway but it's still a mess 295 southbound because of an earlier accident at 410/riverdale road. still have delays beginning at powder mill road. a little slow inside the
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beltway. let's take a look at 410. westbound lanes on the left side of the screen. that's a 14-minute ride at 24 miles an hour on 50 from the beltway to bw parkway. aaron, eun? >> thank you, mike. 6:43. a brand new state of the art athletic field was dedicated in the memory of yeardley love. ♪ the field is located near notre dame prep where love attended high school. love is the university of virginia lacrosse player who was beaten to death by her boyfriend george huguely in a drunken rage. her family says building the field is what kept them going. >> it gave us something positive to focus on and to work on. it really pulled us up and got us going and got us out every day. >> the field cost $1.2 million to build. it was financed through donations to the school and the one love foundation started by
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love's family to help raise awareness for dating violence. prince george's county police are holding a public meeting tonight to discuss amber stanley's murder. someone shot and killed the 17-year-old last month in her bed in her home in kettering. detectives will answer questions and give an update on their investigation. tonight's meeting begins at 7:00 at the kettering community center. and tonight the naacp will once again call on the city of laurel to overhaul its police department. it's holding a protest before a city council meeting. the civil rights group is angry about this incident caught on tape. it shows a laurel police officer slapping a handcuffed man at a bar last month. the city removed the officer, but the naacp says it's received several complaints from people who claim laurel police officers used excessive force on them. new this morning, a man is in the hospital after being shot along rhode island avenue in northeast d.c. that shooting happened about 10:00 near a rite-aid store. we're told the man was shot in the leg.
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he was taken to the hospital. his name and condition not being released right now. so far no arrests have been made. new this morning, the u.s. military has handed over control of bagram prison. american military officials gave control of the prison to afghan government in a ceremony north of kabul. the prison holds around 3,000 detainees, including many taliban and terror suspects. afghan president hamid karzai called the moment a victory for afghan sovereignty. 15 before the hour. in decision 2012, with both conventions now over, both sides are going on the offensive. in an exclusive interview with "meet the press" moderator david gregory. mitt romney slammed president obama's economic policies and pointed to the recent jobs report as proof the president's plans simply aren't worblliking says. >> our problem in our country is not that we're not paying enough taxes, it's that we're spending too much money, and the economy is not growing as it could and should. we just watched another month of tepid job numbers. this does not look like a recovery.
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the president's policies have meant that this economy is not growing as it should. >> romney also said he would keep some parts of president obama's health care plan, including the provision that people with preexisting conditions can still get coverage. >> i got to give you one of these. >> look at that. look at that. >> that is pizzeria owner scott vanduzer giving president obama a big bear hug during the president's visit to florida. get this, he's a registered republican. the president's trip ended with a speech where he mocked mitt romney's plan to try to cut the federal deficit. >> you have deficits. you add $5 trillion of new tax cuts, $2 trillion in new defense spending, and somehow you're going to close the deficit without raising taxes on middle class families.
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they did not take their arithmetic course. >> new polls show the president is leading mitt romney by just one point in florida. both the president and mitt romney are raising big bucks before the federal election. president obama just slightly outraised mitt romney in august, bringing in $114 million to romney's $111 million. romney had outraised president obama in the three previous months. it was the third straight month the republican nominee raised more than $100 million. today lawmakers are heading back to capitol hill after a five-week vacation, congress back in session today with a long list of bills to consider. one of the biggest issues is on whether to extend the bush era tax cuts. another issue is a farm bill that would give millions of dollars of loans and grants for livestock producers and farmers. the money would also help those affected by the devastating drought this summer. it also includes funding for food stamp programs. the countdown is on to
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apple's announcement that is expected to be a new iphone. this morning we're getting an idea whof what it might be ableo do. sima is live with that. good morning. >> good morning. this is what we understand so far. apple's new iphone will be leaner, meaner, and faster. "the wall street journal" revealing the device, which will be revealed on wednesday, will run globally on the lte wireless network, which is speedier than the 4g, which will help apple catch up to rival samsung. it's unlikely all wireless carriers will be able to offer lte. toys 'r us is getting ready to enter the tablet business. "the wall street journal" says the retailer will plan to start selling its own branded device for kids. the tabio costs $149.99 and will be available only at toys 'r us
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to avoid people from testing it out in the store and buying it cheaper online. it comes preloaded with 50 game apps, including angry birds, my favorite. toys 'r us has created an app store with 7,000 titles. interesting stuff. the title wars continue to heat up. virginia making it a little easier for drivers to pick up an ez pass transponder to pay tolls in the commonwealth and other states. they can get it at aaa mid-atlantic locations, six wegmann's and 20 giant stores. they plan to announce more locations in central virginia and hampton roads in the fall. yellowstone national park is not a petting zoo, and some curious tourists found that out the hard way when they got a little too close to a bison. a group of kids walked a trail when they came across the bison. the guy shooting the video apparently encouraged the kids to make friends with the animal. >> he knew what he was doing. >> exactly. the bison didn't want anything
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to do with that. it charged at the kids and sent them running. no one was hurt. otherwise, we probably wouldn't show you the video. >> the bison is chasing this one kid. clearly, a fast animal, but the kid is faster, and fear will do that to you. you can do things you never thought possible. >> mied gy goodness. those poor kids. why would someone tell them to make friends with the bison. the one kid is laughing. >> no one got hurt, right? >> they're faster than they look. >> lucky. boy. coming up on 6:51 on this monday morning, a beautiful sunrise behind us right now. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here with a look at just a cool forecast. >> i had a wildlife encounter yesterday morning. here's a photo. actually, i took this photo right after this wildlife encounter. i was biking the tow path just north of point of rocks, maryland, and i stopped my bike because i almost got run over by a deer. it came charging right across the tow path. it was a beautiful morning for
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biking the tow path. a lot of people are out. and farther down the tow path, a beautiful park in brunswick, maryland, right on the potomac river. an absolutely gorgeous morning. you can connect with me on facebook and twitter and share your photos as well as on 61 at reagan national. dewpoint right near 50 degrees. that's comfortably dry. got a wind coming in out of the north around 10 miles an hour. dare i say windchill. you have to layer up. it's chilly down into the mid-50s to just near 50 degrees north and west of washington. gaithersburg up to frederick only near 50. parts of the central shenandoah valley, mountains of western maryland and west virginia are down into the upper 40s right now. throughout the day today, we'll have lots of sunshine. sunrise at 6:45. by 8:00 a.m., still a chill in the air. just in the upper 50s and low 60s. northwest winds around 5 to 10. those winds will increase by noontime and get gusty to around
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20 to 25 miles an hour. lots of sun, though. will be up around 70 or so noontime. peaking my midafternoon in the upper 70s. here's your storm team 4 four-day forecast. another gorgeous day tomorrow. even chillier tomorrow morning. 50 degrees starting off tomorrow morning. this time of year, average high is 82. average low 65. this is certainly colder than average. going to be that way wednesday and thursday. we'll have cool mornings but near average highs during the afternoons as well as on friday. still not very humid. over the weekend, a front approaching may bring in some clouds on saturday. right now the timing looks like saturday night and off and on on sunday, a few passing showers in a front coming through area of low pressure. highs in the 70s to near 80. now traffic trouble. mike in for danella this morning. >> many go, tom. still a big problem on 295 at 410/riverdale road.
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problems beginning at bw parkway on 77. very slow manassas to snellville. and slow traffic from fairfax county parkway to 123. a 24 minute ride on the beltway to east you have. at 24 miles an hour. redskins fans have a reason to smile this morning. i am certainly smiling. the burgundy and gold upset the new orleans saints 40-32 in their season opener. perhaps more importantly, robert griffin iii appears to be as good as advertised. the skins silenced saints fans in their own dome. this is what you heard after the redskins' final touchdown. >> rg3! rg3! . >> even on the road, they're chanting rg3. that's in the superdome. he threw for 320 yards and two touchdowns as the skins upset the new orleans saints 40-32. he didn't throw any interceptions either. the rookie quarterback had the poise of a veteran on and off the field.
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>> don't try to stress about anything or go out and try to prove anything to anyone. just go play. have fun. it's a game i played for a long time, and the guys in that locker room, i was still a rookie to them. after this game, they told me i'm not a rookie anymore. >> five rookies started at quarterback yesterday. robert griffin iii was the only one to win. >> needless to say, fans were thrilled after the game. these folks packed this restaurant in tinnily town to watch rg3's game. fans say it looks like a whole new team with their new leader. >> i'm glad to see that d.c. finally got its time, and the redskins are finally here. >> i love it. rg3, the future is now. this is awesome. >> i dependent have any hopes up too high, but they have surpassed every expectation they have. despite myself, i'm excited about the rest of the season.
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>> skins head to st. louis to take on the rams. robert griffin iii makes his debut on september 23rd against the bengals. >> are you going, eun? >> i wish i was going. >> you've done the product placement. maybe we should get you some tickets. >> football players should stick to playing football. >> just ask vernon davis. former d.c. native and maryland terrapin decided to dunk the football after scoring a touchdown. oh, rejected. unfortunately, the goal posts were not kind to this gridiron great. the 6'3" davis got the last laugh, though. his 49ers beat the packers 30-22. >> all right. >> that's sad, though, when it doesn't work out for you. try to show boat, and it doesn't work out. >> one last look at the forecast. we like this one, tom. >> reminds me of me trying to throw the javelin. >> good point. >> a beautiful run of autumnal weather today all the way into friday, absolutely gorgeous.
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chilly mornings and mild afternoons with lots of sun. a little bit breezy later today. over the weekend, a front coming in might trigger some showers, looks like now. the timing on that saturday night and perhaps into sunday midday. might have some of those passing showers. otherwise, a great pattern coming up. now the latest on traffic. mike? >> thank you, tom. slow traffic southbound bw parkway 197 to 410 on 295. off and on delays on northbound 95 at springfield. live look at lorton. northbound traffic on the right side. >> thank you, mike. that is "news 4 today." thank you for starting your day with us. >> the "today" show is
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